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ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB Review

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mrbens 23rd September 2009, 10:45 Quote
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antaresIII 23rd September 2009, 11:03 Quote
There are times when I adore you. :) :)
tejas 23rd September 2009, 11:25 Quote
Good review Mark, many thanks.

But usually doesnt Tim do the new cards and architecture review? I miss the Tim Smalley architecture synopsis that usually accompanies new GPU launches.

DO IT or the Felix Dennis doll gets it!!!
Jack_Pepsi 23rd September 2009, 11:32 Quote
They've already mentioned it'll be coming shortly.
[PUNK] crompers 23rd September 2009, 11:38 Quote
the memory interface is 256 again? i thought they'd update this time, would probably make it a more impressive product
azrael- 23rd September 2009, 11:40 Quote
Heat and noise, people... I still need info on heat and noise. After all, that makes up a fairly significant portion of the buying decision. At least for me... :)
BlackBabyJesus 23rd September 2009, 11:46 Quote
mjm25 23rd September 2009, 12:30 Quote
i bought my 4870x2 almost exactly 12 months ago and essentially got it for free (sold my phone upgrade)... smug right now is what i'm feeling. what a good investment! and i'm helping the energy companies out of the recession to boot! :p
tejas 23rd September 2009, 12:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jack_Pepsi
They've already mentioned it'll be coming shortly.

Oh ok thanks for that. Looking forward to it!
p3n 23rd September 2009, 13:12 Quote
It used to be nvidia who rushed out a card that was barely better, AMD shaking things up!
Tim S 23rd September 2009, 13:31 Quote
Sorry that the architecture bit is delayed - the plan was for there to be a double-whammy of 5870 content on launch day. Unfortunately, I went down with a fever on my flight to the US at the weekend and that has put me back a few days :(
Nature 23rd September 2009, 13:35 Quote
Please test crysis on "very high" as you used to....
wuyanxu 23rd September 2009, 13:38 Quote
a very in-depth look would be fantastic :)

agree with ^, crysis very high with 4x AA. surely if you pay £300 on a new generation card, 1920x1200 4xAA very high is to be expected.

power consumption is fantastic though, won't be surprised to see 5890x2 in the future.
javaman 23rd September 2009, 13:41 Quote
A few other review sites are posting overclocked results. guru3d used rivatuner.
[USRF]Obiwan 23rd September 2009, 14:14 Quote
Whats with all the Crysis crap. How many times do you want to play this game? I played it two years ago and do not want to play it again and again and again with every new cartd that is released. Besides that, this card should be tested on DX11 titles with mature drivers anyway.

It's a very nice card, only needs one GPU to run everything and had less power consumption in idle then all other cards combined. Since most of the times those things are idling away at the windows desktop saving you a high energy bill. What else do you want?
feedayeen 23rd September 2009, 14:47 Quote
Crysis has been one of the most demanding games in terms of graphics performance even after 2 years. It's lifespan in that position makes it useful in comparing reviews for products over that time period because we are still using roughly the same test.

As for testing with mature drivers and DX11 games... would you rather wait until Xmas to get this review while the card has been on the market for 3 months or get it now so that you can go off something more than the marketing hype?
rollo 23rd September 2009, 15:20 Quote
Seems like alot for little gain. Waiting on x2 or nvidia responce
Aracos 23rd September 2009, 15:24 Quote
I was also what you guys thought about the noise compared the the 4870 @ stock and the 4890 @ stock. Was it any louder or quieter? Also would have been nice if you included a 4870 in the power consumption so we could see how much the extra performance effects the power consumption of the card it's replacing.
Hustler 23rd September 2009, 15:31 Quote
Just not feeling the love for these cards.......

Seriously, with all the big name PC games these days being console ports, why do you need a DX11 card with 160GB of bandwidth, when the games are being made with DX9 and 25GB cards in the 360 & PS3 as the benchmark.

5yrs ago, the PC led the way with new gfx technologies in games, but with the extended life span of the current consoles set to go on until 2012-13 at least, we are at a gfx level dead end.

ATM the only use these cards have is for willy wavers and synthetic benchmarks.........
pimonserry 23rd September 2009, 16:55 Quote
Looks to me that the card is memory limited, as in Crysis, the only cards that beat it have 2GB of memory.

Bring on the 5870 2GB!
Jack_Pepsi 23rd September 2009, 16:56 Quote
Ymmmm! 2Gigaburtz as my friend would say.
Panos 23rd September 2009, 16:57 Quote
Must agree with Hustler.
Since all the games are ported from PS3/360 what's the point?
Also I should add the same about DX11/10. Few effects cannot justify the costs.

When the new consoles come out 2012-13 then seems it will be time to upgrade.
Heh even the next Crysis will be console port!!!!!
Star*Dagger 23rd September 2009, 17:17 Quote
AWESOME!

A solid card and DX11 ready for Win7 and the DX11 games coming soon.

I am waiting for the 5870x2, probably the only card worthy of replacing my 4870x2.
I want Eyefinity!!! Lets go ATI and Samsung, get those Eyefinity cards and bezel-free monitors out out out!

It is a good day to be a PC Gamer!!

Yours in Eyefinity Plasma,
Star*Dagger

*Puts newegg-com on auto refresh to know the second eyefinity products are available*
faugusztin 23rd September 2009, 17:27 Quote
I'm overhelmed by all the techpowerup about this and that company launches HD5870 and HD5850... Nice. The problem is - there was 0 pieces of this card in my country (Slovakia), 1st batch will arrive at start of october (1-5.10.2009) and my card will probably arrive in 2nd batch (20-30.10.2009). And i'm at spot 23-27 from that certain supplier, so those poor souls who are further in list (my supplier says there are over 300 orders on list) will have to wait a long, long time.

I'm sorry ATI, but you should either have scrapped the Dell order, or postponed the launch by a month. This is a stupid joke on us, customers.
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